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LEARN ABOUT SPAIN

LA TIENDA'S FOUNDER, DON HARRIS, REFLECTS ON THE FASCINATING CULTURE & CUISINE OF SPAIN

Jamón Journal: Slicing the World’s Finest Hams

STORIES ABOUT SPAIN

Jamón Journal: Slicing the World’s Finest Hams

In 1996, La Tienda started in my father’s basement. We were a family of Spain fanatics and we couldn’t find any of Spain’s amazing foods or ceramics in local stores. We posted a collection of Mozarabic tiles from Andalucía, plus a few food products on our first website. We started to receive a few orders and our collection began to grow. Then in 1998, Jamón...

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Chorizo and Other Spanish Sausages

PRODUCT STORIES

Chorizo and Other Spanish Sausages

Every household in Spain serves at least one or two of the hundreds of varieties of delicious chorizo sausages. Spanish chorizo and sausages, often referred to collectively as embutidos, come in many varieties, thick and thin, plain or smoked, some containing lean meat to be served for tapas, or with more fat to flavor stews and grilled dishes. In general, Spanish...

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REGIONS OF SPAIN

Castilla y León

We find the most accessible Castilian city for the international tourist is Segovia, not far north of Madrid. It sports a dramatic Roman aqueduct, a fairy tale castle to which we have taken our kids many times, and a cathedral with a wonderful organ and proud, horizontal organ pipes jutting out ready to bathe the area with rich sound. However, speaking of rich, Segovia is where, over the years,...

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A Trip Through Old Spain

ITINERARIES

A Trip Through Old Spain

Following this route we revisited some of our favorite towns of Andalucía before heading north along the Portuguese border in Extremadura. We turned west to the Celtic lands of Galícia including the pilgrimage city of Santiago de Compostela and along the Cantabrian coast to Asturias (where the Reconquista began in the 8th century). We headed south to León driving through a breathtaking mountain...

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